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Research Associate
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title Research Associate
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)
Position Description
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) has an immediate opening in the Hensch Lab for a Ph.D. level Research Associate.
Basic Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Neuroscience or related field. This position requires the candidate has held at least one postdoctoral fellowship, and at least three years of postdoctoral experience, in order to continue their research under the general supervision of one Harvard faculty member. This position can assist in the mentorship of postdoctoral fellows as part of their professional development. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of publication record beyond thesis papers. Applicants should also demonstrate strong quantitative and communications skills and have interest in assuming a leadership role. Required techniques; brain slice electrophysiology and imaging.
Additional Qualifications
  • Perform complex laboratory experiments and conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
  • Ensure departmental computer resources remain functional and provide on-site support to Investigators as requested
  • Design and execute protocols and experiments, modify protocols as needed, and may be responsible for own research project
  • Manage laboratory research staff
  • Responsible for overall laboratory organization including oversight of safety protocols and the maintenance of related records
  • May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
  • Long-range planning for laboratory and departmental equipment maintenance and replacement. Assist in procurement of departmental equipment. Responsible for physical inventory of all equipment, and maintaining records of all equipment acquired, moved off-site, or discarded
  • Oversee and coordinate the use of centralized departmental facilities
  • Work with Facilities Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety, and Radiation Safety to ensure department facilities and laboratories are in compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations
  • Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature
  • Oversee and assist in the training of new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards
Special Instructions
Deadline to receive applications is January 14, 2022.
Three strong letters of reference are required.
Contact Information
Giselle E Grenier, Faculty Assistant
Contact Email giselle_grenier@harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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